"Creatures of the Mud"

21 May - 3 July 2016

with Gabó Bartha, Madison Bycroft, Liza Dieckwisch, Tue Greenfort and Mehreen Murtaza

OpeningFriday, 20 May 2016 at 
(Admission free)
VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening Hours Tuesday-Sunday  11am-7pm
Eintritt4 € / concessions 2 € / members free

The group show “Creatures of the Mud” examines man’s relationship to (other) animals and plants on our Planet Earth. It is now widely acknowledged that we are far more similar to other terrestrial species than previously assumed. Yet it behoves us to develop an awareness, which might enable a systematic questioning of our notions of human superiority in favour of an alternative coexistence. 

The exhibited works concern themselves with the way we generate, systematise and apply knowledge about our environment. They are critical of a purely objectivising view of other species in order to draw attention to the speculative subjectivities and lived consciousness of individuals from other species. 


Curated by Lena Johanna Reisner, guest curator Schloss Ringenberg.


Ill.:  Madison Bycroft, Rag of Cloth: Ode to the Vampire Squid, (video still), 2014. Courtesy the artist  




The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Berlin.

Creatures of the Mud is realised in the framework of Plugin. Plugin is an INTERREG VA projekt located at Schloss Ringenberg that aims among others the practice-oriented support of young curators and artists in collaboration with German und Dutch cultural institutions. On Sunday, 22th May, there will be an opening of the exhibition that is also realised in the framework of Plugin: Race to the Bottom at Schloss Ringenberg, curated by Joram Kraaijeveld. Plugin is made possible by the European Union and its associates; MWEIMH NRW, Provincie Gelderland, Kunststiftung NRW, City of Hamminkeln and Niederrheinische Sparkasse Rhein-Lippe.

Public Programme

Friday, 20 May at 7pm, admission free

Artist Talk with Madison Bycroft
Saturday, 21 May at 11am (in German and English) 

Guided tours with Lena Johanna Reisner
Thursday, 2 June at 6pm 
Sunday, 3 July at 2pm

Late Friday
Open till 10pm, admission free
10 June

plugin Talk with Dr Philipp Kleinmichel
"Über die finanziellen Realitäten der Kunst"
Wednesday, 22 June at 7pm

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